Mass Effect: Andromeda gets a new trailer and collector’s edition.
November 7th is now N7 day, apparently, but we’ll give the Mass Effect marketing team a break based on today’s glut of cool announcements.
First up is a new trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The trailer ticks a lot of boxes. It’s big and dramatic, it’s got that Inception-style score, and it looks impressive, if a touch humourless. It’s a shame that the series seems to have outgrown its pulp 70’s sci-fi beginnings, but we’re excited nonetheless.
Today also saw confirmation that Mass Effect 2 and 3 have joined the list of backwards compatible Xbox One titles. We hope that they are better optimised than the first game, which suffered some tortuous frame drops and performed worse than the Xbox 360 original.
Some new Mass Effect: Andromeda pre-orders also went live today, including a pretty fantastic, if expensive, Collector’s Edition that comes bundled with a remote control ND1 vehicle; Andromeda’s updated take on the first game’s Mako explorer.
The officially licensed Nomad is a 1:18 scale replica that features 6-wheel drive and a built in camera. It also includes a built-in rechargeable battery and is controlled by an app which will be available from Google Play and the App Store. Using the app you can also remotely switch the Nomad’s LED lights on and off, take photos and record video footage.
As for the game itself, it comes in a steeliest of steel books and will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in March 2017